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Barbara Adams

April 14, 1954 July 4, 2018
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Barbara Adams, age 64, of Peoria Heights, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at home.

She was born on April 14,1954 in Streator to Edward and Robbie (Tanner) Haugens. She married Philip Adams on August 22,1981. He survives, along with daughters Dr. Julia Adams of Peoria, Dr. Mary (Steve) Mahieu of Winnetka, and grandsons Daniel and Patrick Mahieu.

Barbara held nursing degrees from St. Francis School of Nursing, the University of Illinois, and Northern Illinois University. She worked multiple jobs over a 35 year nursing career, including coronary care, hospice, and as a nursing instructor at Illinois Central College.

She played in the Central Illinois Youth Symphony. Barbara was a longstanding member of the Peoria Medical Alliance, and served as president in 1991. She served on the Salvation Army Auxiliary Board and volunteered with numerous community organizations. Barbara was a lifelong learner, and avidly participated in Bradley University OLLI classes in to this year. She enjoyed gardening, music, baking, playing bridge, and the company of many friends.

Her greatest achievement was her two daughters. Barbara was a 30 year cancer survivor. She was most appreciative for the kind and generous care of hundreds of medical care providers.

"May the Lord support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest,and peace at the last."
--John Henry Newman

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, July 9, 2018 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. A visitation will begin at 9:00 AM until time of mass. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate and Entombment will follow at a later date at Resurrection Mausoleum.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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Visitation

Monday

9

Jul

9:00 AM 7/9/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/9/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

9

Jul

10:30 AM 7/9/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States
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